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(UPI)   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pinkie-swears that his country is not seeking to acquire nuclear weapons and really just wants to get along with all of its neighbors. And this is why we have the Unlikely tag   (upi.com) divider line 36
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2014-01-23 09:46:56 AM  
Another "Any day now" troll.  Decommissioning, under international observation, all the facilities most useful for nuclear weapons development isn't good enough for you, subby?

This has never been about nuclear weapons, and always been that any act besides bombing people for being the wrong religion satisfies the right-wing.
 
2014-01-23 09:47:34 AM  
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2014-01-23 09:48:17 AM  
Man, US attitudes towards other countries are so farked up.
 
2014-01-23 09:51:21 AM  
Either you want nuclear weapons or you want to be bombed and invaded, there can be no middle ground for an oil producing country.
 
2014-01-23 09:54:38 AM  
I don't want Iran to get the bomb. I never have, but given their history can any objective observer blame them for wanting it?  Their recent history is an unending stream of outsiders farking with them. They see the bomb as a way to put a stop to it.  They are wrong, of course, because the first thing that would happen if they successfully detonated a test bomb is a whole truckload of outsiders farking with them, but it really isn't a surprising goal for them to have.
 
2014-01-23 09:54:45 AM  

TalenLee: Man, US attitudes towards other countries are so farked up.


You say that like it's any different anywhere else.
 
2014-01-23 09:56:31 AM  

neversubmit: Either you want nuclear weapons or you want to be bombed and invaded, there can be no middle ground for an oil producing country.


This.
 
2014-01-23 09:56:44 AM  
Maybe subby has all his investments in companies that make military hardware?  Might explain the hard-on for another war.
 
2014-01-23 09:57:37 AM  
I actually think a Pinkie Promise would be more reassuring than anything else the Iranians could offer.

/plus I'd pay good money to see their president stick a cupcake in his eye
 
2014-01-23 09:58:45 AM  
You know who else says they dont have nuclear weapon programs and doesn't get along with their neighbors?
 
2014-01-23 10:02:05 AM  
Wait until the sleeping giant awakes.....there will be all hell to pay then
 
2014-01-23 10:06:40 AM  

ikanreed: Another "Any day now" troll.  Decommissioning, under international observation, all the facilities most useful for nuclear weapons development isn't good enough for you, subby?

This has never been about nuclear weapons, and always been that any act besides bombing people for being the wrong religion satisfies the right-wing.


http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/22/politics/iran-us-nuclear/index.html?hpt = hp_t1">http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/22/politics/iran-us-nuclear/index.h tml?hpt= hp_t1

You know who else bombs people for being the wrong religion?
 
2014-01-23 10:08:43 AM  

ikanreed: Another "Any day now" troll.  Decommissioning, under international observation, all the facilities most useful for nuclear weapons development isn't good enough for you, subby?

This has never been about nuclear weapons, and always been that any act besides bombing people for being the wrong religion satisfies the right-wing.


Yawn.
 
2014-01-23 10:17:03 AM  
Oh reeeeeddd liiiiinnnne??? Reeeedddddd liiiiinnnnne? Where are you?
 
2014-01-23 10:21:12 AM  
I for one have no problems with Iran having nukes, even if they have them they can't use them.
 
2014-01-23 10:34:05 AM  

Spare Me: ikanreed: Another "Any day now" troll.  Decommissioning, under international observation, all the facilities most useful for nuclear weapons development isn't good enough for you, subby?

This has never been about nuclear weapons, and always been that any act besides bombing people for being the wrong religion satisfies the right-wing.

Yawn.


I'm sorry you're bored.  Would a pointless war cheer you up?
 
2014-01-23 10:44:23 AM  

ikanreed: Spare Me: ikanreed: Another "Any day now" troll.  Decommissioning, under international observation, all the facilities most useful for nuclear weapons development isn't good enough for you, subby?

This has never been about nuclear weapons, and always been that any act besides bombing people for being the wrong religion satisfies the right-wing.

Yawn.

I'm sorry you're bored.  Would a pointless war cheer you up?


If Iran gets nukes, everyone in the region will want them too. Especially Saudi Arabia. The Arabs and the Persians don't like each other much. Is that what you prefer, a nuclear arms race in the crazy middle east? We should totally wait for that partay, right?
 
2014-01-23 10:47:13 AM  

yanoosh: I for one have no problems with Iran having nukes, even if they have them they can't use them.


Why not? What actually prevents them? Fear of getting nuked back? That doesn't fly with crazies that believe the earth is controlled by Satan and dying for Allah brings 72 virgins, rivers of honey and 1000 years of Islam on earth. They don't fear destruction, they welcome it.
 
2014-01-23 10:48:19 AM  

Spare Me: ikanreed: Spare Me: ikanreed: Another "Any day now" troll.  Decommissioning, under international observation, all the facilities most useful for nuclear weapons development isn't good enough for you, subby?

This has never been about nuclear weapons, and always been that any act besides bombing people for being the wrong religion satisfies the right-wing.

Yawn.

I'm sorry you're bored.  Would a pointless war cheer you up?

If Iran gets nukes, everyone in the region will want them too. Especially Saudi Arabia. The Arabs and the Persians don't like each other much. Is that what you prefer, a nuclear arms race in the crazy middle east? We should totally wait for that partay, right?Israel will render them inoperable within minutes and probably start a conventional war with Iran in the process.

 
2014-01-23 10:52:37 AM  

Spare Me: yanoosh: I for one have no problems with Iran having nukes, even if they have them they can't use them.

Why not? What actually prevents them? Fear of getting nuked back? That doesn't fly with crazies that believe the earth is controlled by Satan and dying for Allah brings 72 virgins, rivers of honey and 1000 years of Islam on earth. They don't fear destruction, they welcome it.


There are no jerking motions dismissive enough.
 
2014-01-23 10:52:59 AM  

Spare Me: yanoosh: I for one have no problems with Iran having nukes, even if they have them they can't use them.

Why not? What actually prevents them? Fear of getting nuked back? That doesn't fly with crazies that believe the earth is controlled by Satan and dying for Allah brings 72 virgins, rivers of honey and 1000 years of Islam on earth. They don't fear destruction, they welcome it.


They don't play that game at home though. They play it on battlefields far away, just like the U.S. prefers to do.
 
2014-01-23 10:55:47 AM  

Spare Me: ikanreed: Spare Me: ikanreed: Another "Any day now" troll.  Decommissioning, under international observation, all the facilities most useful for nuclear weapons development isn't good enough for you, subby?

This has never been about nuclear weapons, and always been that any act besides bombing people for being the wrong religion satisfies the right-wing.

Yawn.

I'm sorry you're bored.  Would a pointless war cheer you up?

If Iran gets nukes, everyone in the region will want them too. Especially Saudi Arabia. The Arabs and the Persians don't like each other much. Is that what you prefer, a nuclear arms race in the crazy middle east? We should totally wait for that partay, right?


Okay, so "aaaaaaaaaaaaany day now" it is.  And no explanation for why disarmament of the program is insufficient, just "we should get them before they get us" nonspecificity.  As in... exactly what you said "yawn" to.
 
2014-01-23 10:58:26 AM  
While there is undoubtedly a hardline faction in Iran that would like to have nuclear weapons, the actual leadership has most likely never been trying to acquire a physical bomb.  Iran's biggest fear in the early 2000s was regime change at the hands of the west.  Possessing nuclear weapons would have given Iran a very high defense against regime change, however that would have only worked if the west knew Iran had a bomb.  The international consequences of being a rogue state with declared nuclear weapons, though, is an extreme level of forced economic isolation, which is something Iran didn't want.  Iran has a GDP twice that of Israel, and about the same as Saudi Arabia, and that's with Iran still being subject to a lot of sanctions.  Iran knows that any thawing of relations between them and the west would only serve to further Iran's economic power in the region.  Therefore, it's most likely that during the early days of the war on terror, Iran's ambition was not to acquire a nuclear weapon, but to simply have in place the infrastructure necessary to build one in a six month window, should it appear that the west was gearing up for invasion.  This would give Iran the best of both worlds.  They would still publicly be a non-nuclear state, and thus could keep pushing for a reduction in sanctions, but at the same time they would have a viable defense against regime change.  The reason Iran is now willing to give up that infrastructure is because the west's appetite for invading middle east countries has noticeably waned.  Iran is clearly aware that the hardliners in the west no longer have the political will to attempt regime change in Iran.  The most they have to worry about now would be a small scale bombing attack, which means a nuclear weapons building infrastructure is no longer needed, and thus that infrastructure can be put on the bargaining table when it comes to negotiating international relations.
 
2014-01-23 11:24:51 AM  
Or they decided that buying bomb is easier
 
2014-01-23 11:43:31 AM  

Spare Me: yanoosh: I for one have no problems with Iran having nukes, even if they have them they can't use them.

Why not? What actually prevents them? Fear of getting nuked back? That doesn't fly with crazies that believe the earth is controlled by Satan and dying for Allah brings 72 virgins, rivers of honey and 1000 years of Islam on earth. They don't fear destruction, they welcome it.



Because they would also be killing thousands of their allies,it would not go down well with their neighbors. Besides in MHO the Israelies would deserve it.
 
2014-01-23 11:45:22 AM  

yanoosh: Because they would also be killing thousands of their allies,it would not go down well with their neighbors. Besides in MHO the Israelies would deserve it.


That's farking genocidal.  Their government are farksticks who don't deserve enabling, but their citizens are just people.
 
2014-01-23 01:41:18 PM  

ikanreed: Another "Any day now" troll.  Decommissioning, under international observation, all the facilities most useful for nuclear weapons development isn't good enough for you, subby?


President Rouhani just announced in an interview with CNN that there will not be a single Iranian enrichment facility, not even one single centrifuge, decommissioned "under any circumstances."

/so no, not good enough, not till they actually do it
//bless your heart for always trusting liars, though, just because there's always that tiny little chance they might not be lying this one specific time
 
2014-01-23 02:12:47 PM  

Egoy3k: Spare Me: ikanreed: Spare Me: ikanreed: Another "Any day now" troll.  Decommissioning, under international observation, all the facilities most useful for nuclear weapons development isn't good enough for you, subby?

This has never been about nuclear weapons, and always been that any act besides bombing people for being the wrong religion satisfies the right-wing.

Yawn.

I'm sorry you're bored.  Would a pointless war cheer you up?

If Iran gets nukes, everyone in the region will want them too. Especially Saudi Arabia. The Arabs and the Persians don't like each other much. Is that what you prefer, a nuclear arms race in the crazy middle east? We should totally wait for that partay, right?Israel will render them inoperable within minutes and probably start a conventional war with Iran in the process.


I thought all wars were pointless.....?
 
2014-01-23 02:18:31 PM  

karnal: Egoy3k: Spare Me: ikanreed: Spare Me: ikanreed: Another "Any day now" troll.  Decommissioning, under international observation, all the facilities most useful for nuclear weapons development isn't good enough for you, subby?

This has never been about nuclear weapons, and always been that any act besides bombing people for being the wrong religion satisfies the right-wing.

Yawn.

I'm sorry you're bored.  Would a pointless war cheer you up?

If Iran gets nukes, everyone in the region will want them too. Especially Saudi Arabia. The Arabs and the Persians don't like each other much. Is that what you prefer, a nuclear arms race in the crazy middle east? We should totally wait for that partay, right?Israel will render them inoperable within minutes and probably start a conventional war with Iran in the process.

I thought all wars were pointless.....?


*shrug* don't ask me man i'm not the one who posted that.
 
2014-01-23 02:33:36 PM  

Tatterdemalian: "under any circumstances."

HASSAN ROUHANI: So in the context of nuclear technology, particularly of research and development and peaceful nuclear technology, we will not accept any limitation.And in accordance with the parliament's law, in the future, we're going to need 20,000 mega watts of nuclear produced electricity and we're determined to get it at the hands of our Iranian scientists.


Funny how context makes you look like an idiot.
 
2014-01-23 02:39:15 PM  

TalenLee: Man, US attitudes towards other countries are so farked up.


We call if fair trade.
 
2014-01-23 04:00:22 PM  
See, I really want to be able to like Rouhani, as I know a dozen or so Iranians here in Florida and they are all wonderful, fun and smart people (yes, my sample is small and blocked), and Rouhani seems to say many encouraging and well-reasoned things...

... but then I also remember that Iranian presidents are "elected" out of those political figureheads whom the Supreme Leader and Guardian Council approve of (and those guys are farktards), and then he also goes and says crap like this:

"Saying 'Death to America' is easy. We need to express 'Death to America' with action. Saying it is easy."  ~May 8, 2013

Dinnerjacket was an absolute farking arsehole (look into his involvement in the Basij during the Iran-Iraq war, instructing & organizing poorly armed and trained men and women into human wave attacks in which tens of thousands were killed - that's the actions of a fanatic) so it was easy to dismiss him, but Rouhani is either genuinely interested in building a modern Iran again and throwing off extremist notions lingering from the Revolution, or is a masterful chess player with only rare slips.

Even if he's sincere, the hardliners in Iran (who actually rule a lot of the country, aid The Chinless One in Syria, prop up Hizb'allah and provide insurgents in Iraq with explosives) enjoy large popularity still and have egged and "shoed" Rouhani after he talks about trying to foster good relations with the US/West, so he's hardly got the real sway of the nation behind him yet anyway.  Hope yet springs eternal, though.

The danger of untraced nuclear material making its way into the hands of a third-party nonstate actor for a bomb of some type is still not dismissable with Rouhani as president, so this is still a very real concern with Iran getting nuclear capabilities.  That this hasn't happened yet with Pakistan (that we know of) is somewhat reassuring, but their military hate Islamists, where in Iran the military is run by the Islamists.  If Iran would stop the whole "Death to America, Death to Israel" thing we might be inclined to listen more openly, but... well, about that.

The reality is though that the technology for making nuclear power is getting easier to achieve as years pass and it seems somewhat inevitable.  How it will be used by Iran is the big, somewhat scary question.
 
2014-01-23 04:45:40 PM  

Seraphym: See, I really want to be able to like Rouhani, as I know a dozen or so Iranians here in Florida and they are all wonderful, fun and smart people (yes, my sample is small and blocked), and Rouhani seems to say many encouraging and well-reasoned things...

... but then I also remember that Iranian presidents are "elected" out of those political figureheads whom the Supreme Leader and Guardian Council approve of (and those guys are farktards), and then he also goes and says crap like this:

"Saying 'Death to America' is easy. We need to express 'Death to America' with action. Saying it is easy."  ~May 8, 2013

Dinnerjacket was an absolute farking arsehole (look into his involvement in the Basij during the Iran-Iraq war, instructing & organizing poorly armed and trained men and women into human wave attacks in which tens of thousands were killed - that's the actions of a fanatic) so it was easy to dismiss him, but Rouhani is either genuinely interested in building a modern Iran again and throwing off extremist notions lingering from the Revolution, or is a masterful chess player with only rare slips.

Even if he's sincere, the hardliners in Iran (who actually rule a lot of the country, aid The Chinless One in Syria, prop up Hizb'allah and provide insurgents in Iraq with explosives) enjoy large popularity still and have egged and "shoed" Rouhani after he talks about trying to foster good relations with the US/West, so he's hardly got the real sway of the nation behind him yet anyway.  Hope yet springs eternal, though.

The danger of untraced nuclear material making its way into the hands of a third-party nonstate actor for a bomb of some type is still not dismissable with Rouhani as president, so this is still a very real concern with Iran getting nuclear capabilities.  That this hasn't happened yet with Pakistan (that we know of) is somewhat reassuring, but their military hate Islamists, where in Iran the military is run by the Islamists.  If Iran would stop the whole " ...


If America would stop the "bomb bomb bomb Iran thing...[rest of obvious parallel goes here]".  People say some incredibly dumb shiat, in some incredibly high offices.
 
2014-01-23 08:30:06 PM  

ikanreed: yanoosh: Because they would also be killing thousands of their allies,it would not go down well with their neighbors. Besides in MHO the Israelies would deserve it.

That's farking genocidal.  Their government are farksticks who don't deserve enabling, but their citizens are just people.



Something...something... democratically elected government... something.
 
2014-01-23 08:58:17 PM  

TwistedFark: Something...something... democratically elected government... something.


And do you really want to take credit for everything the US government has ever done that's wrong, to the point of the death penalty?
 
2014-01-23 09:06:48 PM  

TwistedFark: ikanreed: yanoosh: Because they would also be killing thousands of their allies,it would not go down well with their neighbors. Besides in MHO the Israelies would deserve it.

That's farking genocidal.  Their government are farksticks who don't deserve enabling, but their citizens are just people.


Something...something... democratically elected government... something.


The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic with a unicameral legislature. The State of Israel uses the Party-list proportional representation system, where people vote for the party they want, and the party appoints people after the fact based on the percentage of votes that each party receives. The party leaders call elections whenever they want if the voting population is swaying in their opinions when it suits their purposes at the time. Please explain to me how that is a democratically elected government?
 
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